Capra Christmas Noir: Meet John Doe (1941)

Director Frank Capra is perhaps best known for making films about the redemption of the common man and the goodwill of communities. These themes are omnipresent in his most iconic Christmas movies—It’s a Wonderful Life from 1946 and Meet John Doe from 1941. Both films showcase Christmas Capra noir style as the director’s darkest films…

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TCM Film Festival April 16-19, 2020

Today TCM announced the dates and theme for the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival. Held April 16-20, the theme for the 2020 TCMFF is Grand Illusions: Fantastic World on Film. TCM describes the theme as: You’re invited on a wondrous journey to enchanted worlds of fantasy and stories beyond belief. From myths and magical creatures…

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Raleigh/Cary Backlot Chapter Live-Tweeting TCM Summer Under the Stars Programming

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter is having a banner month in August! Several chapter members are live-tweeting during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming from our Chapter Twitter account: @TCMBacklotRDU. Just last night, Chapter member Lora, live-tweeted during The Killers as part of TCM’s programming in tribute to Ava Gardner. Many TCM fans and TMC…

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Tidbits: Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Readying to see the TCM Big Screen Classics 50th anniversary presentation of Hello, Dolly! (1969). Below are some tidbits related to the lead role of Dolly. Title character Dolly is supposed to be a widow some years older than love interest Horace Vandegelder. However, in the 1969 film the age gap between Barbra Streisand and…

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